denizens of this sprawling habitat of endangered virgin tropical forests include
Rare Birds, Deer and Tiger. Perhaps, nowhere else can one also find such a representative
collection of peninsular mammals as in this park, which was declared a National
Park in 1980.
park has a huge variety of wildlife, with over a 100 species of Butterflies
and 400 species of Moths and other animals like the Ceylon Frog Moth, Great
Indian Hornbill, the Nilgiri Laughing Thrush and the Lion-Tailed Macaque.The
park has around 26 species of mammals and 120 species of avifauna, many
of them considered endangered. Apart from these, there are 11 species of
snakes, 19 species of amphibians, and nine species of Lizards in the park.
Silent Valley has over 110 plant species of medicinal value, and seven
new plant species have been discovered here.